After a walk through the seven gardens of Klosterneuburg Monastery (Stift Klosterneuburg) near Vienna I also visited the orangery of the monastery. Inside I was very surprised by this ensemble including an old world map showing the route of an exploring journey done by the Austrian ship ‘SMS Novara‘.
Though one found a lot of material dating back to the Roman Empire below the streets of Klosterneuburg the name of the Roman settlement is still unknown. Some pieces of the military detachment based in a Roman fort along the Danube Limes are shown in an exhibition room of Klosterneuburg Monastery (Stift Klosterneuburg) depicted above.
While my visit at Klosterneuburg Monastery I came across several examples of contemporary art which were partly well hidden in the structures of the monastery. For example I discovered this red ‘thing’ in the cloistered courtyard by glimpsing through an open window.
A pretty special hiking trail in Austria is the 1. Wiener Wasserleitungsweg which leads along the water supply line from the mountains of Lower Austria down to Vienna. So one can learn about the sources of Vienna’s water just by following a path.
Until 1889 Karmel Mayerling served as hunting lodge and was known as Schloss Mayerling. On 30th January 1889 the Mayerling incident took place in this lodge. The heir to the Austrian throne Rudolf and his lover Baroness Mary Vetsera died under mysterious circumstances.
A bridge with an amazing view! This footbridge was built in 1902 and spans the river Schwarza in Reichenau an der Rax. Next to this bridge there is a railway station of the museums railway Payerbach-Hirschwang, also known as Höllentalbahn.
This footbridge in Payerbach, generally known as Parksteg, was built in 1903. It is a combination of concrete and a railing in the style of Jugendstil. I was especially impressed by the idea to create the ornaments by using cast concrete.
The Berndorf schools located in the Austrian state of Lower Austria were planned by architect Ludwig Baumann and opened in 1909. Each classroom is designed in a different historical style (Stil), so the German name of these rooms is Stilklassen. The classrooms are still in use but open for visitors.